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Thursday 31 July 2014

Matt Damon uses toilet humour

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is continuing on his quest to raise awareness of the importance of fresh water with an animated video about toilets.

The Hollywood actor is lending his voice to a short animation released for today's UN-sponsored World Water Day.

Matt - who starred in a YouTube video of a mock press conference to promote the not-for-profit organisation last month - is continuing on his quest to raise awareness of the importance of fresh water.

In the two-and-a-half minute video, the star uses humour to get his point across.

“Quick, what invention saved the most lives in human history? The answer is the can, the john, the porcelain throne, the bog, the foreign office, the Thomas c**pper. That’s right, the toilet,” he says in the clip, which is animated with stick figures.

“Whatever you choose to call it, the toilet not only provides a tranquil escape from nagging bosses, spouses and children, it’s also a fast and sanitary way to dispose of waste separate from the water we drink and bathe in.”

Matt is the co-founder of development aid foundation Water.org. In February he starred in a video where he announced that he would not use a toilet "until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation".

The 42-year-old star is eager to get his point across in the new PSA, concluding with the words: “Would it kill you to donate a few bucks - and maybe light a match?”

Jessica Biel and Jason Bateman are a just a couple of stars to have joined in Matt's plight on strikewithme.org.

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